No, Republicans don’t need 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to repeal Obamacare. Proof: Obamacare was rammed through by Democrats using the process of budget reconciliation, which only requires a simple majority (50 plus one), and therefore could be repealed the exact same way, assuming of course that most Republicans weren’t frauds and were actually interested in repealing the bill they’ve been promising to for at least the past seven years.
Yet, Senator John McCain (RINO – AZ), thinks it’s time for Republicans to get in bed with Democrats to fix the Obamacare nightmare, the extreme government meddling in the healthcare industry that gave caused both health insurance premiums and deductibles to unnecessarily skyrocket because of the economically illiterate mandates that force insurance companies to insure against not uncertain risks, but against risks that have ALREADY HAPPENED.
McCain, 80, nicknamed “The Maverick” by the Democrat Media Complex for his propensity to vote like a Democrat, told CBS’s John Dickerson on Face the Nation Sunday — no shocker here — that the same Democrats who ruined health care in America must be consulted in the repeal of Obamacare.
Here’s how the conversation went (see video below):
RINO JOHN MCCAIN: I mean it’s, look, I support this president. I did not support him, okay? But he is the president. I’ve tried to work with him wherever I can. In Armed Services, we passed a defense authorization bill which maybe we’ll get to later on that is bipartisan, comprehensive, 27 to nothing through the committee in the normal process. We considered over 200 amendments. So instead, we decide on this path where we’re going to ram through a Republican proposal that requires 60 votes for a number of important provisions of it. I don’t understand it. What do we need to do now? Go back to the beginning. Introduce a bill.
JOHN DICKERSON: On health care you mean?
JOHN MCCAIN: Introduce a bill, move it through, bring it to the floor, vote on it. That’s the normal process. And if you shut out the adversary or the opposite party, you’re going to end up the same way Obamacare did when they rammed it through with 60 votes. Only guess what? We don’t have 60 votes, John.
JOHN DICKERSON: So what happens now on health care? Next week, everybody comes back.
JOHN MCCAIN: I think my view is it’s probably going to be dead, but I am- I’ve been wrong. I thought I’d be president of the United States. But I think – I think I fear that it’s going to fail. And then we should convene a Republican conference, say, “What are we going to do?” Introduce a bill. Say to the Democrats, “Here’s a bill.” It doesn’t mean they don’t, that they control it. It means they can have amendments considered. And even when they lose, then they’re part of the process. That’s what democracy is supposed to be all about.
The dirty little secret here is that John McCain is again lying to the voters who elected him. Neither he or his RINO ilk would vote to actually repeal Obamacare, even though they voted numerous times in the past seven years when it didn’t matter, knowing that Obama would veto it.
It’s not because McCain and fellow RINO Senators Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins , Lisa Murkowski (and virtually every other Republican senator with the exception of a small few like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul , and Mike Lee ) are cowards, although I’ve made that argument myself at times out of frustration. It’s because they are deceptively playing for the wrong team. They are big government liberals masquerading as “moderates” in a party that is supposed to stand for constitutionally limited federal government.
Watch the segment below: